Accession Number:

ADA390636

Title:

The Red River Campaign: An Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes Union operations, and touches on Confederate responses, during the Red River Campaign led by Major General Nathaniel Banks beginning in March 1864. The Red River Campaigns ultimate defeat for Union forces can be attributed to many reasons-some political, some military. The Union hoped to control that part of Louisiana and establish a foothold in Texas. It was thought that a joint operation with land and river-borne forces would be most successful. Modem officers schooled in jointness would recognize the military, geographic, and command deficiencies of this operation and would not make the same mistakes today.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE